Video: Elderly ex-Marine beats the hell out of twentysomething pickpocket

posted at 11:41 am on June 28, 2007 by Allahpundit

An ex-iron worker, too. Just one or two blows to stun the guy — followed by another six or seven to “send a message.”

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“Ex”-Marine? What’s that?

Oh, right, I forgot: Jack Murtha.

Kensington on June 28, 2007 at 11:47 AM

I saw this on Tim Blair’s blog and followed a link to the story. Best line of the story was Mr. Semper Bad-Ass saying he didn’t want to go home and have to tell his wife he’d lost the money to a pick-pocket.

Retread on June 28, 2007 at 11:47 AM

I love vigilante justice!!!

canvas on June 28, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Murtha is an ex-Marine. See the difference?

Stephen M on June 28, 2007 at 11:47 AM

Ooh Rah.

katieanne on June 28, 2007 at 11:48 AM

That’s awesome. This guy was well within his legal rights to use those “guns” to protect his money.

unamused on June 28, 2007 at 11:49 AM

No video, just a link to a text story.

DO NOT PLAY WItH MY EMOTIONS, ALLAH!! ;-)

Mazztek on June 28, 2007 at 11:51 AM

It’s easy to make fun of a marine from behind a computer screen.

Murtha is a chooch, no doubt. But I wouldn’t want to test one of those hard-learned marine instincts by picking his pocket either. The ‘ol boy might just grow a pair on the spot.

unamused on June 28, 2007 at 11:51 AM

Semper Fidelis. Latin for “don’t screw with me”.

daveintexas on June 28, 2007 at 11:51 AM

The video’s sidebar.

Allahpundit on June 28, 2007 at 11:52 AM

Git Some, Devil Dog! Nice overhand right cross, look how he throws his hip into it to maximize the force on target.

I can hear him saying, “I don’t think so, punk! I’m gonna get you some of this!”

Alden Pyle on June 28, 2007 at 11:53 AM

the bill gets defeated, A couple of robbers are gunned down by a legal gun carrying citizen and I get to watch a 72 year old marine (no such thing as an ex-marine) beat the hell out of some punk thug. It’s a great day!

Guardian on June 28, 2007 at 11:53 AM

That’s one bad 72 yr old Marine. Laid a serious case of Whup asson that dude.

Helloyawl on June 28, 2007 at 11:55 AM

the bill gets defeated, A couple of robbers are gunned down by a legal gun carrying citizen and I get to watch a 72 year old marine (no such thing as an ex-marine) beat the hell out of some punk thug. It’s a great day!

Guardian on June 28, 2007 at 11:53 AM

It sure is. I have not had a smoke in 16 years, but may head out a get a big victory cigar.

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 11:56 AM

If only there was a way I could wupp somebody’s ass in Washington for constantly sticking their hand in my pocket too….

soulsirkus on June 28, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Three guys I would never want to fight: A Marine, an ex-boxer, and an ironworker.

That punk really hit a jackpot there.

Blacklake on June 28, 2007 at 11:58 AM

It’s nice to see the good guys win sometime.

Mojave Mark on June 28, 2007 at 12:01 PM

the bill gets defeated, A couple of robbers are gunned down by a legal gun carrying citizen and I get to watch a 72 year old marine (no such thing as an ex-marine) beat the hell out of some punk thug. It’s a great day!

This is a day to celebrate, it’s not often we get so much good news.

Ellen on June 28, 2007 at 12:06 PM

Today is a good day indeed!

patriot2001 on June 28, 2007 at 12:07 PM

“Murtha is a chooch, no doubt. But I wouldn’t want to test one of those hard-learned marine instincts by picking his pocket either. The ‘ol boy might just grow a pair on the spot.”

He’s been picking our pockets for so long, he has squatters’ rights in my wallet.

Mark E. on June 28, 2007 at 12:09 PM

Wade on June 28, 2007 at 11:56 AM

I’m smoking one of my Backwood for you right now, and in about an hour I’m gonna pound a couple of Sam Adams in honor of that old Devil Dog…And yea I’m a gonna celebrate what happened in the senate today as well…Damn some days it really feels good to be an American……

doriangrey on June 28, 2007 at 12:09 PM

I am told that using the term ex-marine implies a dishonorable discharge. The term former marine is the correct title when describing a marine who has fulfilled his obligation with honor.

mcra99 on June 28, 2007 at 12:11 PM

“I wouldn’t want my wife to give me hell for lettin’ that guy get my money,” he said with a smile.

Haha. Awesome.

Tanya on June 28, 2007 at 12:16 PM

GET SOME! DEVIL DOG!!

TheSitRep on June 28, 2007 at 12:19 PM

You make me proud, Brother!

nafku on June 28, 2007 at 12:27 PM

Haha. Awesome.

Tanya on June 28, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Agree. A fierce man like that afraid of the misses.

I’d much rather see those two make the talk show rounds than ever hear another word about Paris Hilton.

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 12:28 PM

Bill Barnes: Apply directly to the forehead!

Jim Treacher on June 28, 2007 at 12:30 PM

HE’S HARDCORE~!

fusionaddict on June 28, 2007 at 12:31 PM

It’s been a good day for 70-something retired Marines. Check this out: OOH-RAH!

SWLiP on June 28, 2007 at 12:35 PM

What do we learn from this?

Don’t mess f*#k with a Marine, no matter his age.

Sammy316 on June 28, 2007 at 12:35 PM

It’s been a good day for 70-something retired Marines. Check this out: OOH-RAH!

SWLiP on June 28, 2007 at 12:35 PM

I didn’t know that guy was a Marine.

Esthier on June 28, 2007 at 12:37 PM

It’s always a good day for us 70 something Marines !

SEMPER FI !

DoctorDentons on June 28, 2007 at 12:39 PM

It’s a shame the video is so lo-res. Wouldn’t you just love to see the priceless look on that punk’s face??

“That wasn’t supposed to happen!”

CurtZHP on June 28, 2007 at 12:47 PM

It’s nice to see stories like this after hearing about our seniors being beaten by punks trying to steal money, cars, or just bullying.

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 12:50 PM

HAHAHAHAHA! That punk is lucky he didn’t leave that store on a stretcher. WTG devildog!

infidel4life on June 28, 2007 at 12:57 PM

“I’M DA JUGGERNAUT, BITCH!!”

CurtZHP on June 28, 2007 at 1:04 PM

the bill gets defeated, A couple of robbers are gunned down by a legal gun carrying citizen and I get to watch a 72 year old marine (no such thing as an ex-marine) beat the hell out of some punk thug. It’s a great day!

Guardian on June 28, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Not only a great day, but a great day for America. I wish I could buy Mr. Barnes a beer. Way to teach that punk to respect his elders.

ReubenJCogburn on June 28, 2007 at 1:13 PM

With this, and the Subway story … the world just seems ‘right’ today. Can it last?

Gregor on June 28, 2007 at 1:15 PM

I didn’t think my smile could get any bigger today but it has!

VikingGoneWild on June 28, 2007 at 1:34 PM

I love vigilante justice!!!

canvas on June 28, 2007 at 11:47 AM

I sense that you are probably kidding, but there was nothing “vigilante” about what this Marine did (no such thing as a “ex-Marine”). We all have a right to protect ourselves.

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Three guys I would never want to fight: A Marine, an ex-boxer, and an ironworker.

That punk really hit a jackpot there.

In Michigan, we call that a hat trick.

freebird on June 28, 2007 at 1:52 PM

Too bad the store manager stepped in. That marine would’ve put that thug into a coma.

jaleach on June 28, 2007 at 1:53 PM

Barnes said he’d probably do the same thing again under the same circumstances, if for no other reason than what he would face back home.

“I wouldn’t want my wife to give me hell for lettin’ that guy get my money,” he said with a smile.

What must his wife be like if he’s afraid of her?

TexasDan on June 28, 2007 at 1:55 PM

The prep picks the pocket of a ex-marine, retired steel worker. I guess he won’t be doing that any time soon.

KCtheKat on June 28, 2007 at 2:07 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention he was a golden glove boxer. That perp sure knows how to pick’m

KCtheKat on June 28, 2007 at 2:09 PM

Now that’s justice. I’m just surprised with the laws today that they didn’t take the ex-marine to jail for assault.

ritemama on June 28, 2007 at 2:12 PM

Just love how the article about the Subway shooting, about half of it focuses on how much of a choirboy the deceased was!

Yes, I’m sure this was the first time he’s done something like this! /sarc off

SSG Fuzzy on June 28, 2007 at 2:34 PM

I hadn’t heard about the shooting of two punks… this truly IS a great day so far…. this Vietnam vet Marine( ahem former) is for sure gonna light up a Partagas No.6 and have a wee nip of Bushmills Semper Fi to a hero Not as lean not as mean but still a Marine!

MNDavenotPC on June 28, 2007 at 2:36 PM

A badass? Maybe, but he’s quoted as saying: “I wouldn’t want my wife to give me hell for lettin’ that guy get my money.”

Give a man the proper motivation, and there’s no limit to what he can do.

HOO-rah.

manwithblackhat on June 28, 2007 at 2:48 PM

My comment disappeared and it was clean and wonderful. Now the world will suffer without my small tidbit of wisdom. Oh, the humanity…

Lance on June 28, 2007 at 2:53 PM

P.S. There’s no such thing as an “EX” Marine…only “FORMER” Marines where I come from.

There. Another tidbit of my wisdom…

Lance on June 28, 2007 at 2:55 PM

I am sure his little punk ass will get off with a slap on the wrist. Maybe he can write a rap tune called “A 72 year old marine made me his bitch”

I know those jerks, I worked for years in the California correctional system, they prey on what the believe to be easy targets. I love it when what they think are easy targets turn around and bury their foot so deep in their criminal ass that the water on their targets knee quenches their thirst.

OrthodoxRobert on June 28, 2007 at 2:56 PM

I am sure his little punk ass will get off with a slap on the wrist. Maybe he can write a rap tune called “A 72 year old marine made me his b****”

I know those jerks, I worked for years in the California correctional system, they prey on what the believe to be easy targets. I love it when what they think are easy targets turn around and bury their foot so deep in their criminal a** that the water on their targets knee quenches their thirst.

OrthodoxRobert on June 28, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Love to see the mug shot of that punk. I can just hear him in prison. “Don’t mess wit’ ME! I’m in here cause I got my a$$ whupped by a 72 year old man!”

smellthecoffee on June 28, 2007 at 2:59 PM

OORAH! for vigilante justice…!

Murtha has given up his eagle, globe and anchor for the spotted owl, global warming and Liberal rancor.

Semper Fidelis…!

Rugged Individual on June 28, 2007 at 3:03 PM

What must his wife be like if he’s afraid of her?
TexasDan on June 28, 2007 at 1:55 PM

Shes the wife of a Marine. That’s enough to strike fear into anyone!

– SSgt, USMC-R

Mazztek on June 28, 2007 at 3:23 PM

Once a US Marine, FOREVER A US MARINE… there are no ex-Marines unless dishonorably discharged!

He’s a former Marine… oo-rah you old devil dog!

SilverStar830 on June 28, 2007 at 4:17 PM

“I wouldn’t want my wife to give me hell for lettin’ that guy get my money.”

Tough guys like tough(er) women!

Today’s a good day!

baldilocks on June 28, 2007 at 4:26 PM

I like the fact that he went for body shots after the guy covered up. High-low-high.

PRCalDude on June 28, 2007 at 4:47 PM

None of this retired or ex crap. He’s a retired Marine, or else on the very inactive reserve! Ex is for Murthaites and dishonorable discharges/deserters (really shouldn’t be any of those… life in Leavenworth or a short stint in front of a wall…).

libertarianuberalles on June 28, 2007 at 4:58 PM

Imangine that guy 50 years ago…those were some clubs

tomas on June 28, 2007 at 5:12 PM

In Michigan, we call that a hat trick.

freebird on June 28, 2007 at 1:52 PM

When he gets out, I hear he’s thinking about going after Captain America’s watch.

Blacklake on June 28, 2007 at 5:13 PM

Here’s a standing ovation for the Marine.

miron on June 28, 2007 at 5:18 PM

This 9-year old boy who engaged in combat with an armed 23-year old man, and won, to save his sister’s life isn’t a marine, but could be.

I’m sure any marine would be happy to buy him a beer or a soda pop or whatever you buy a 9-year old bad-ass.

Christoph on June 28, 2007 at 6:29 PM

This 9-year old boy who engaged in combat with an armed 23-year old man, and won, to save his sister’s life isn’t a marine, but could be.

I’m sure any marine would be happy to buy him a beer or a soda pop or whatever you buy a 9-year old bad-ass.

Christoph on June 28, 2007 at 6:29 PM

Damn, that’s a hell of a story. But he may only be 9, but he’s got heart and knows the Nad Kick. Could be a future Marine, who knows?

ReubenJCogburn on June 28, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Mess with the best get your A@# beat like the rest.

Semper Fi Do or Die hoorah hoorah!!

americaslaststand on June 28, 2007 at 6:39 PM

My wife has a t shirt that says ” You think being a Marine is tough, try being a Marine’s wife” She is 5’2″ inches and Swedish…. I’m 6’2″ 230 pounds and Irish and she scares me and yes I’m a former Marine…..lol

MNDavenotPC on June 28, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Nice!! Kick his A**, C.Bass! Maybe next time this punk will think twice??

hollygolightly on June 28, 2007 at 8:25 PM

Semper Fi!

Ryan Gandy on June 28, 2007 at 10:54 PM

I’m not a Marine but I’ve known a few and from what I was told a Marine is always a Marine… there is no such thing as ‘former’ or ‘ex.’ It’s also an insult to call them ‘soldiers’ once a Marine they are Marines forever. I guess the old man sure proved that point. Bravo.

TonyR on June 28, 2007 at 10:56 PM

That makes me want to be one of the few and proud.

I couldn’t hack it, but man…. It’d be better than being an astronaut with super-powers

VolMagic on June 28, 2007 at 11:34 PM

Scoping a potential victim.
$0
Asking price of Cigarettes
$0
Gettiing you ass kicked by a 72 year old geezer who used to box, be a Marine, and work IRON–and getting it all caught on video.
Priceless.

(bitch)

urbancenturion on June 29, 2007 at 3:04 AM